Area authorities are reporting that separate crashes injured multiple motorcyclists and one child over the course of Tomahawk's annual Fall Ride for MDA.
In the first crash Thursday afternoon on Highway 107 in the Town of Bradley, one motorcycle collided with the back of another that had slowed for turkeys in the road. One woman was injured as a result of this crash.
In a second accident, an SUV collided with a motorcycle on Highway 8 near Tomahawk. This accident caused Highway 8 to close for a period of time on Friday morning. The motorcycle driver was transported to Aspirus Wausau Hospital with injuries. The four-year-old SUV passenger was taken by ambulance to Sacred Heart Hospital.
In a third crash Sunday morning between two motorcycles on Highway A, east of Tomahawk, one motorcycle slowed for a porcupine and was struck from behind by another motorcycle. One woman was airlifted to Aspirus Wausau Hospital with head injuries. A man and woman were taken to Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk, and the man was later flown by helicopter to Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
These accidents are still being investigated by local authorities. Read more at The Wausau Daily Herald.
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